Garcinia Cambogia (GC) for Obesity

Will the common herbal detox known as Garcinia Cambogia (aka GC)  help with your treatment of obesity?

Obesity is defined as an excessively large amount of excess adipose tissue. Most people simply use the term fat. Obesity isn't just having a little extra chub. To be considered obese, you must have a BMI of 30 or more.

That being said, almost everyone knows someone who's obese. That's not a big surprise considering that over 1/3 of people in the United States are obese. Another 3rd are considered overweight and are rapidly approaching the clinical definition of obese.

Luckily, the herbal detox Garcinia Cambogia, along with a healthy diet and exercise, can help treat and even cure obesity in certain people.

How Obesity Happens

Many people believe that obese people just each too much and don't exercise. That may be true with a small percentage of people, but there is usually an underlying cause.

It can be a complex medical condition such as Cushings, or something simple like lack of knowledge in terms of portion size. Genetics can also play a part. Those with an obese parent are three times more likely to become obese themselves.

Some people's bodies are just adept at storing fat. This is a defense mechanism from earlier days, where periods of famine were common. The body doesn't know that it doesn't need to worry about that anymore.

Despite all the different causes, a GC detox works wonders in almost all scenarios.

How Garcinia Cambogia (GC) Combats Obesity

GC is one of the only herbs for weight loss whose claims have withstood testing in clinical trials for the treatment of obesity. Testing found that Garcinia Cambogia works through a variety of mechanisms.

Its biggest reason for success as a treatment of obesity lies in its ability to manipulate the way the body handles fats and carbohydrates.

Garcinia blocks the body's ability to convert excess sugar into fat and store it. This prevents an obese person from gaining even more weight, effectively stopping the progression of this illness. It simultaneously promotes lipid oxidation. This means the body burns fat instead of carbohydrates. If you're on a low to moderate fat diet, this action will help the body to burn body fat.

Garcinia Cambogia also works on your body's satiety center. This is located in your brain. It deals with letting you know when you're full.

Studies done on obese people found that their satiety center experienced weaker fullness signals, or even a delay in signaling that caused them to eat significantly more than required. GC works to re-sensitize this area of the body so the proper signals can alert you to the fact that you're no longer hungry.

Additionally, GC is thermogenic. It, like many other herbs for weight loss, causes the body to heat up slightly. The body burns excess calories and body fat when it does this.

How to Take Garcinia Cambogia (GC)

GC can be found in capsule or tablet form. As a treatment of obesity, the dosage goes from 750mg to 1500mg daily.

This should be broken down into three doses of 250mg to 500mg. Each dose should be taken 30 to 45 minutes before a meal. An eight ounce glass of water should be taken with each dose.

The capsules should be standardized to at least 50 percent HCA. HCA is the ingredient in GC that positively affects weight loss.

While taking Garcinia, it's important to stay hydrated so you should drink at least 10 eight ounce glasses of water daily. Your diet needs to be high protein, moderate carbohydrate, low fat for at least the first month. You may then switch if necessary.

Obese women should aim for between 1500 - 1800 calories a day, while men should aim for between 1800 - 2100 calories daily.


Garcinia Cambogia is an herbal detox commonly used as a treatment of obesity.

Obesity occurs when the body stores excess fat. This can be due to overeating, genetic factors, or medical illness. GC stops the progression of obesity by blocking the conversion of excess glucose into fat. It also helps the body use extra fat.

Garcinia can be taken daily over an extended period of time and works best when taken before your three main meals. While GC is one of the most effective herbs for weight loss, diet and exercise are still required to achieve significant weight loss.

Before detoxing with this herbal supplement you should get approval from your doctor or primary healthcare provider to do so. 

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